UK Investment Director/Manager – Venture/Growth Capital Fund

  • Competitive Base + Bonus + Carry
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Beringea LLP
  • 06 Dec 17 2017-12-06

Beringea, a leading venture capital investor with $675m under management across our UK and US offices, is actively looking for deal-doers who can lead and manage new investments. The role is UK based, and applicants should have direct experience leading venture and/or growth capital deals, with a demonstrable, positive investment track record, and a strong network in the UK/EU.

We have been extremely active over the last 12 months, making 6 new investments and 7 follow-ons, mostly in Series A or Series B rounds, resulting in our recognition as one of the UK’s top investors in the Scaleup Index 2017. We are looking for people with great intellectual curiosity and tenacity to join our ambitious family.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Investment Origination

  • Build and maintain networks of intermediaries, advisers, and entrepreneurs from which to source investment opportunities
  • Identify and attend key industry events
  • Build relationships in the community to secure speaking roles at conferences, invitations to key events
  • Host dinners, outings, etc. with key influencers

Investment Execution

  • Reporting to the Partners, take a lead role on the day to day analysis and execution of investments
  • For each potential investment, evaluate the investment strategy, value creation opportunity, current management, market positioning and critical financial issues in order to identify the key opportunities and risks associated with the investment
  • Manage the due diligence process and third-party providers
  • Structure and negotiate investments, identifying potential structuring issues and creating solutions
  • Manage, coach and mentor Analysts and Associates

Portfolio Management

  • Work closely on the board with senior management of investee businesses to develop and execute the value creation plan
  • In crisis situations, help team manage through and keep IC up to date
  • Ensure appropriate cash controls and forward cash flows
  • Monitor performance against plan and provide quarterly valuations of portfolio companies
  • Help manage the exit process

COMPETENCIES

Provides significant added value to the fund through:

  • Strong networks and relationships
  • Ability to be seen as an industry leader
  • Driven, resourceful problem-solving approach
  • Strong critical thinking and judgement
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to influence through earning respect and trust of management teams
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Effective under pressure
  • Maintaining highest standards of professionalism and integrity

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Likely to have post-graduate qualification e.g. MBA, CFA, ACA or equivalent
  • Demonstrable investment experience with strong track record, including exits
  • Active network and positive market reputation
  • Portfolio management and/or board experience acting as an influencer and motivator
  • Entrepreneurial experience or non-traditional route to proven success
  • Good cultural fit, able to work in a low-structure environment and self-manage when needed